Newman To Start 15Th In UAW Dodge 400
February 29, 2008 | 10:16 P.M. EST
Newman turned a lap of 180.355 mph (29.941 seconds). Pole winner Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M's Toyota turned a lap of 182.352 mph (29.613 seconds).
"I under drove the car on my qualifying run," Newman said. "I think we have a better Alltel Dodge than we showed in qualifying, but with all the problems that guys were having during practice, I was being conservative on my run. I think that we will be more competitive in race trim."
Newman has one win (Daytona) and two top-10 finishes in the first two races of the 2008 season. He is currently second in the NASCAR Cup points standings.
The UAW-Dodge 400 will air live on FOX on Sunday, March 2, 2008, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcast live on PRN.